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Man suspected of murdering Lawndale woman apprehended in Bellwood

A man suspected of shooting a woman to death Monday night during a domestic dispute in the Lawndale neighborhood was captured a few hours later in west suburban Bellwood, police said.

About 10:40 p.m. the man was taken into custody by Bellwood police, said police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli.

Witnesses initially said the man had barricaded himself inside a home in the 1600 block of South Drake Avenue, where he allegedly shot a woman in a domestic incident earlier in the evening, police said.

A SWAT team was called to the block when investigators thought the man barricaded himself in the home.

However, the man was not in the building and was apprehended about 10:40 p.m. in the western suburb by Bellwood police, police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli said. Charges against the man are pending.

Earlier, about 5:20 p.m., officers found 30-year-old Georgina Randell near her home on the same block in the 1600 block of South Drake with multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said.

Randell was taken to Mount Sinai Hospital, where she died several minutes later, authorities said.

Police would not say what the man’s relationship was to the slain woman, other than describing the shooting as a domestic dispute.

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